Our local team in northern NSW

Our local team in northern NSW Meet our team in northern NSW At Niche, we are committed to delivering excellence to our clients. We do this by drawing on our consultants’ local experience and knowledge to provide superior specialist environmental and heritage services that have positive impacts on our client’ projects and the communities in…


Joshua Madden joins Niche

Niche welcomes archaeologist and heritage manager Joshua Madden will lead the NSW historical heritage consulting team Josh is an archaeologist and heritage manager with experience in large and complex transport infrastructure and urban development projects across NSW, QLD and VIC. He is recognised by the Heritage Division of NSW as an Excavation Director. Josh has…

environmental consultant, sydney, parramatta,

Lawrence Smith joins Niche management team

Niche Environment and Heritage is pleased to announce the appointment of Lawrence Smith as regional manager for NSW. Lawrence brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the management of professional service, engineering and consulting firms, including 10 years leading Coffey’s operations as regional general manager. At Niche, Lawrence will be responsible for business performance…


Knowledge, experience and enthusiasm

Niche is pleased to announce the recent appointment of three new consultants to our growing multidisciplinary team. Jane Austen joins the team in Queensland. Jane has 13 years’ experience in heritage management including Aboriginal and historic projects, and community consultation. She has recently worked within City of Gold Coast Council’s heritage unit and as a…


Niche sponsors NSW Coastal Conference 2018

Once again, Niche is proud to be a sponsor of the NSW Coastal Conference, taking place from 7 to 9 November 2018 in Merimbula. The event focusses on best practice in coastal management and brings together more than 200 delegates working within the fields of coastal and estuary management, research, education, service provision and policy.…

biodiversity offsetting, biobanking, environmental, brokerage, offset credits

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting

Opportunities in biodiversity offsetting It pays to think outside the box Biodiversity offsets are now integral to project approvals in most states in Australia and are a significant expense to developers, so at Niche we work with our clients to turn offset liabilities into positive commercial outcomes. “Green tax” or commercial opportunity? In many cases,…

ecological assessment, solar farm, new energy, renewable energy, NSW

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm

Project case study: Springdale Solar Farm Our consultants recently undertook an ecological assessment for a proposed 100 megawatt solar farm near Sutton NSW, close the ACT border. The State Significant Development involved the assessment of ecological values within the study area under the Biodiversity Assessment Methodology (BAM) and our assessment determined how the proposed solar…